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Spinal changes in idiopathic chondrocalcinosis articularis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  968336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The lumbar-spine radiographs of 67 patients with idiopathic chondrocalcinosis articularis were reviewed for disc calcification and other changes. Calcification was present in 21 (31%) of the patients, seen most frequently at the L 2-3 disc space. The 21 patients as a group were significantly older than the 46 patients without disc calcification, and also had a much higher incidence of chondrocalcinosis in peripheral joints. There was no association with back pain or spinal stiffness. The 21 patients with disc calcification included six patients with a destructive peripheral arthropathy, and three of them had destructive changes affecting the lumbar spine. Three patients with a destructive peripheral arthropathy were also included in the group without disc calcification, and one of these had a destructive arthritis of the lumbar spine. For comparison, there was a 55% incidence of spinal chondrocalcinosis in nine patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and peripheral joint chondrocalcinosis, and a 6% incidence in 100 anteroposterior lumbar spine radiograph 'controls', taken before intravenous urography, although in this latter group the changes were minimal and confined to the margin of a single disc in each case.
A J Richards; E B Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology and rehabilitation     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0300-3396     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol Rehabil     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-01     Completed Date:  1976-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355004     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chondrocalcinosis / complications*,  radiography
Lumbar Vertebrae* / radiography
Middle Aged
Spinal Diseases / complications

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